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“Tinnitus is hearing a sound or tone even though there is no external noise. I was surprised to hear that one in five adults suffers from it, and I am very pleased that an organization like the German Foundation Tinnitus and Hearing Charité is drawing attention to what is surely a terrible burden. I know that many musicians suffer from tinnitus and I am very concerned that young people are increasingly risking contracting it by exposing themselves to extreme volumes for long periods at pop concerts and in discos. I hope that tinnitus research will bring solutions to this problem, which affects many millions of people worldwide!”

Vadim Repin